We're a day late with this episode, because Andrew is a good brother to his sister, but since the Orioles were off on Monday, we didn't miss any real baseball news... except, of course, for the earth-shattering revelation that J.C. Romero had been acquired from the Indians.
The podcast breaks down like so:
Beginning: Some Romero joking, thoughts on the first four days of Machadomas, an explanation of Weird Baseball, thoughts on the Orioles Legends statues still to be unveiled, and whether Mike Mussina will ever take up residence in that plaza
16:00: Debuting the Camdencast Comment Box, with a request to give our thoughts on Chris Tillman; thoughts on the rest of the rotation, including Wei-Yin Chen's occasional tendency to get blown out; the inherent absurdity of player comparisons (e.g. Adam Jones comps to Torii Hunter because they're both black outfielders)
32:00: Looking ahead to the Red Sox series; starting pitching matchups for the series; injury problems and the Red Sox still being dangerous, plus the curious possibility that it's not the Red Sox who are horror movie villains in the Orioles movie, but that the Orioles are horror movie villains in the Red Sox movie.
This podcast features a little brief interlude right around the start of each of the time stamps above - so if you're listening and want to know where you can pause in the middle, you'll know when you get there. We got some feedback that people would like us to try this, and we think it might work better for us too, so let us know what you think!
All in all, the episode runs for 59 minutes. An embedded player is below the jump for your listening convenience.
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Background music underneath the plugs in the interlude is from a track called "A New Place", by Nicole Adams and featuring M.J. Ault, starla and Tepid - all contributors to Overclocked ReMix. The track itself is a re-mix of a level song from Donkey Kong Country 2 for the SNES. If you find music in video games interesting, give the site a shot, because there's stuff re-imagined in a wide variety of styles for a wide variety of games. I've been a satisfied listener for over a decade.
There is a difference in sound quality between the rest of the podcast and the interludes, and I apologize for this. The first version I uploaded had Andrew and I sounding metallic in the rest of the show and the music sounding fine. I managed to get us sounding normal and the interlude a bit loud - I'll try to fix it for next time.
That's all for this time. Look for the Comment Box on Thursday to suggest topics for the next episode, and if you have any other feedback about this episode or the podcast in general, please feel free to let us know in the comments below. Until then, take care!